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Posted on February 5, 2009 | 2 CommentsAikido Techniques: Ukemi – To Master Throwing is to Master Falling Ukemi is the art of falling and is fundamental to Aikido Techniques as well as those of other arts […]
Posted on January 21, 2009 | No CommentsWhy does a pro golfer spends hours at the driving range? Swing practice permits the honing of skills. In the same way, Aikitaiso exercises provide the path through which Aikido techniques can be optimized.
Posted on January 11, 2009 | No CommentsKokyunage can be loosely defined as a momentum throw. Whether we are dealing with an advanced (oyowaza) or a beginning (kihonwaza) technique, the same fundamental principles apply. They include blending, redirection and control. They also involve the four basic principles.
Posted on December 30, 2008 | No CommentsWhat is ki? What is this mysterious energy? How is it generated? Many Aikido practitioners are focused on developing this invisible energy source. The Aikitaiso exercises and Misigi breathing are designed to help develop this unseen power.
Posted on December 30, 2008 | No CommentsOf the martial arts, Aikido techniques have been associated with the development of the spiritual development. Ki development is an important component of Aikido training and is closely linked to spiritual development.